Cute But Useful Baby Shower Gifts

Posted on: 23 April 2015

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It's fun to be creative when planning a baby shower gift, but a present that is both unique and useful to the parents-to-be is the best way to go. Useful gifts will be especially appreciated by first-time parents who might need everything for a new baby. When choosing the ideal gift, you'll be able to find an item that is practical yet still adorable.

Some baby shower gift ideas include:

1. Bouncer

A bouncer chair will keep the newborn entertained and safe, as well as provide a cozy spot to take a nap. To personalize the gift, choose a bouncer featuring the baby nursery theme, such as rainforest animals, trucks, or ladybugs, if you know it.

Also, look for a chair that features several stimulating features, such as spinning toys, blinking lights and music, to keep baby occupied and happy. 

2. Diapers

Every new parent will need plenty of diapers, so ask them whether they prefer the cloth or disposable versions.Once you've bought the correct diaper style, you can get creative with the gift presentation. For instance, you can roll the diapers and stack them together to form a whimsical "cake." Tie the display together with blue, pink, yellow or green satin ribbons. 

You can also present them in a wicker basket, which the parents can use to store baby toiletries and other small items in later.

3. Blanket

A baby blanket is another gift idea that is practical yet charming, especially if you have it personalized. If you're crafty, you can make the blanket yourself, or stitch in the baby's name or monogram on a store-bought one. If you don't know the baby's gender, stick with unisex colors such as green, orange and yellow.

Another way to customize a blanket present is by coordinating it to the nursery or shower theme. For example, choose a soft blanket with vibrant cow, pig and sheep designs for a farm-inspired look.

4. Washcloths and Onesies

Washcloths and onesies are  items that new parents never seem to have enough of. Instead of just presenting them in wrapping paper, however, roll them to make a creative "bouquet." To start the project, place a piece of floral foam in the bottom of a large glass vase or a wicker basket. 

Wrap the rolled washcloths and onesies around wooden dowels and secure them with rubber bands to form "flowers." Insert the dowels into the foam, along with stems of faux leaves, to create the bouquet. Choose brightly colored washcloths and onesies for an eye-catching presentation that the mom-to-be can also use as a table centerpiece at the shower. 

For further assistance, contact an outlet, such as Gift Giving Made EZ